Double X: Wile E. Coyote & Roadrunner are Total BFFs

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On Sunday, NPR reported that more than 2,000 coyotes were living in Chicago, many inside the city’s highly developed downtown Loop. That’s not unusual. Since the elimination of wolves and the advent of suburbs teeming with tasty prey, coyotes have made their homes in cities from Los Angeles to Boston. According to the NPR story, urban coyotes are actually faring better than their rural counterparts, free from hunting and able to dine upon a bounty of rats and goose eggs. Though it seems counterintuitive for people with visions of roadrunner-chasing Wile E. Coyote, urban coyotes actually protect city-dwelling birds.

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5 Responses to Double X: Wile E. Coyote & Roadrunner are Total BFFs

  1. anna says:

    again, sad link. urban coyotes. eeeee.

  2. anna says:

    (and by sad i mean not working.)

  3. Garg! Not sure why this happens! Fixed now.

  4. anna says:

    yay.

  5. I learned something funny about coyotes while sorting my boss’s collection of papers on oral rabies vaccines for wildlife. Apparently one of their favourite flavours is not roadrunner but cheese. http://www.jwildlifedis.org/cgi/content/abstract/38/2/363

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